Alex Ferguson in today’s Sun:
“We have made Tottenham an offer on Berbatov and we have good expectations that this deal will go through.
“Berbatov has been impressive during a long time and would be a great addition to our attack.
“I think time will work for us more than against us. We will not stress this situation. We are hoping to have a constructive conversation with Tottenham in the near future.”
“We will handle the situation in the best manner”.
I wouldn’t have thought handling the situation in the “best manner” included talking to the papers about it – or perhaps that’s only a problem if it is his players that are being spoken about.
Cristiano Ronaldo anyone?
UPDATE:I’ve had a few comments/emails to say that the situation with Berbatov/Man Utd is completely different to that of Real Madrid/Ronaldo.
Whilst it is true to say that there are differences (for example it looks as though United have actually made a bid for Berbatov), the fact remains that what Ferguson’s comments can clearly be interpreted as trying to “unsettle” the player, and unless I’m very much mistaken that is one of Ferguson’s problems with Real Madrid with regards to Ronaldo.
FURTHER UPDATE: Doesn’t look like Spurs are too chuffed with Man Utd or Liverpool.